Ancient Americas lecture

Thursday October 18, 2018 07:30 pm EDT
Cost: Free

In a lecture titled “Touch and Tactility in Maya Art,” Megan O’Neil, assistant professor of Art History and curator of art of the Americas, discusses ways in which the sense of touch is invoked or stimulated in ancient Maya art, writing, and the experience of things. Looking at the pictorial, epigraphic, and archaeological record, O’Neil explores images of people holding or touching things, the emphasis in Maya hieroglyphs on hands in words for action, and how haptic experience of images, objects, and buildings were crucial to aesthetic perception and for conveying meaning.

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Michael C Carlos Museu Magnum
571 South Kilgo Circle N.E.
Atlanta, GA 30322
(404) 727-4282